Congress President Rahul Gandhi today addressed the media in Mumbai, Maharashtra where he addressed Congress workers on the sidelines of his appearance in Bhiwandi court which framed charges against him in the RSS defamation case. Just a day prior to his Bhiwandi court appearance, he had addressed party workers in Delhi where he showed off his blinding brilliance which left the Internet in splits. This morning, Rahul Gandhi addressed a press conference in Mumbai, which left drew flak from sections of media who were made to wait for hours for a press ‘conference’ which lasted less than 3 minutes.
— Congress (@INCIndia) June 13, 2018
Soon, many journalists voiced their disappointment and anger at a damper on a press conference.
— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) June 13, 2018
I would not say run away. But yes, Congress must plan it well. They kept waiting scribes to almost 40 minutes and then he addressed pc for merely 3 minutes. This is certainly not good planning.
Yesterday’s program also had lack of planning. https://t.co/RgsKJlQqK6
— amey tirodkar (@ameytirodkar) June 13, 2018
Some even questioned the communication, or lack of it, between Congress leaders and Rahul Gandhi.
Nobody tells what’s the reason. Mood swings or miscommunication between him and local Congress leaders? https://t.co/2F8SXJnGkw
— nikhil wagle (@waglenikhil) June 13, 2018
While some complained about the loss of sleep over nothing.
So most Mumbai journalists left home by 6 this morning to attend a press conference by @RahulGandhi who turned up 45 minutes late and spoke for exactly 2.47 minutes (incl qs). Shortest press conference of my life and now I want answers for my lost sleep! @INCMaharashtra
— Kajal K Iyer (@Kajal_Iyer) June 13, 2018
Congress sympathisers immediately came out to defend the Crown Prince.
Hi Prashant, he has done several PCs in Bangalore, Delhi and many other cities he travels to, compare it with Modi ji pressers? And also, ‘runs away’ is the right term for Modiji & to press questions.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) June 13, 2018
Not fair at all. @RahulGandhi held more than hour long PCs in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Lucknow. Interviews asides, he must have held more than 50 formal/ informal- open to questions media interactions in last 4 years in State Capitals and Delhi. Is there any comparison with the PM? https://t.co/Be7RdyQHSr
— pranav jha (@pranavINC) June 13, 2018
Prashant, that’s being unfair. I think Rahul Gandhi has been addressing press conferences regularly since UP elections. Also note, that in Mumbai- he’s there to address the party workers and there’s no immediate election. On the contrary, PM hasn’t addressed even a single PC. https://t.co/P6zMpQunxi
— Sadhavi Khosla (@sadhavi) June 13, 2018
If journalists and Congress sympathisers had voiced their views, could Twitterati be far behind?
raaita rahul gandhi phailata hai aur in jaise unbiased, neutral journos ko raaita saaf karna padta hai.. tough life! https://t.co/EoFK6GhYXq
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) June 13, 2018
Some even wondered that after the recent disastrous public appearances, Congress President Rahul Gandhi may not be allowed to speak in public to save the party some embarrassment.
— श्री सनीचर (@Ruchhan) June 13, 2018
Meanwhile, we are just disappointed that he cut his press meet short. It is an otherwise lazy Wednesday and we could do with some entertainment.